Sports Illustrated’s 100 best Masters photos

1 of 98 Simon Bruty/SI

Adam Scott celebrates his playoff win at the 2013 Masters with caddie Steve Williams.

2 of 98 Neil Leifer/SI

Tiger Woods and caddie Steve Williams celebrated after Woods chipped in for birdie on the 16th hole Sunday at the 2005 Masters.

3 of 98 Robert Beck/SI

Phil Mickelson birdied the 18th hole to win his first major at the 2004 Masters.

4 of 98 John Iacano/SI

In what many consider the greatest Masters ever, Jack Nicklaus, at age 46, fired a final-round 65 in 1986 to win his sixth green jacket.

5 of 98 John Iacano/SI

Woods threw his signature fist pump after sinking the winning putt for his first major in 1997.

6 of 98 Bob Martin/SI

Woods then made his way through the patrons to give his father, Earl, a bear hug.

7 of 98 Fred Vuich/SI

This photo of Woods teeing off on 18 during the final round of the 2001 Masters made the cover of Sports Illustrated.

8 of 98 Stephen Green Armytage/SI

Nicklaus birdied the par-3 16th on his way to a thrilling Masters win over Johnny Miller and Tom Weiskopf in 1975.

9 of 98 Al Tielemans/SI

Woods defended his title in 2002 for his third green jacket.

10 of 98 Simon Bruty/SI

Woods hit a wild recovery shot during the 2002 tournament.

11 of 98 John Biever/SI

Bubba Watson hit a shot for the ages in a playoff against Louis Oosthuizen in 2012. Stuck in the trees on the right side of the 10th hole, and 162 yards from the hole, Watson played a 40-yard hook shot to the green and two-putted for par to win the tournament.

12 of 98 Robert Beck/SI

Rory McIlroy led the 2011 Masters after 54 holes, but he shot a final-80 to finish tied for 15th.

13 of 98 James Drake/SI

Arnold Palmer cruised to a six-shot win for his fourth, and final, Masters title in 1964.

14 of 98 James Drake/SI

Palmer at the scorer's table after his win in 1964.

15 of 98 James Drake/SI

Nicklaus helped Palmer into his fourth and final green jacket in 1964.

16 of 98 James Drake/SI

Nicklaus defeated Gary Player and Palmer by nine strokes in 1965.

17 of 98 James Drake/SI

Nicklaus celebrated with his father, Charles, after winning in 1963.

18 of 98 James Drake/SI

Nicklaus and Palmer exchanged green jackets for the fourth straight year in 1965.

19 of 98 Marvin E. Newman/SI

Nicklaus beat Palmer and Player by a then-record nine strokes in 1965 for his second green jacket. The record would stand until 1997.

20 of 98 John Biever/SI

In 1996, Greg Norman started the final round with a six-shot lead, but he shot a 78 to lose another chance at a green jacket.

21 of 98 John Biever/SI

A week after burying his mentor, Harvey Penick, Ben Crenshaw won his second green jacket in 1995.

22 of 98 Robert Beck/SI

Woods broke his club hitting from behind a tree on the 11th hole Sunday at the 2007 Masters. Woods tied for second.

23 of 98 Simon Bruty/SI

In 2004, Mickelson birdied five of the last seven holes to beat Ernie Els by one stroke for his first green jacket.

24 of 98 John Biever/SI

Fellow lefty Weir helped Mickelson into his green jacket.

25 of 98 Bob Martin/SI

Mickelson made his way through the crowd after holing out for the win.

26 of 98 Jacqueline Duvoisin/SI

Palmer, Nicklaus and Woods played a practice round together in 1996.

27 of 98 Fred Vuich/SI

Palmer, a four-time champion, played his final round at the Masters on April 9, 2004. He competed in the tournament 50 times.

28 of 98 Fred Vuich/SI

Palmer placed his ball and glove in his locker after playing his final round.

29 of 98 John Biever/SI

Nicklaus played in his final Masters in 2005.

30 of 98 John Biever/SI

Woods and caddie Steve Williams celebrated Tiger's victory at the 2001 Masters, his fourth-straight major victory, now known as the "Tiger Slam."

31 of 98 Jacqueline Duvoisin/SI

Sam Snead, Gene Sarazen and Byron Nelson served as honorary starters at the 1993 Masters.

32 of 98 Heinz Kluetmeier/SI

Nick Faldo holed a long birdie putt in near-darkness on the second playoff hole to win the 1989 Masters.

33 of 98 John Iacano/SI

Larry Mize, an Augusta native, hit one of the greatest shots in major championship history when he chipped in on the second playoff hole to beat Greg Norman in 1987.

34 of 98 John Iacano/SI

Ian Woosnam made a par on 18 to edge Jose Maria Olazabal by one at the 1991 Masters.

35 of 98 John Iacano/SI

Faldo fired a 67 in the final round of the 1996 Masters to beat Norman by five shots.

36 of 98 Robert Beck/SI

Augusta National patrons celebrated as Watson sank a one-foot putt on the first playoff hole to win the 2012 Masters.

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In one of the greatest Masters ever, Ben Hogan (pictured) lost by one stroke to Sam Snead in an 18-hole playoff in 1954.

38 of 98 Malcom L. Wister/SI

Hogan was the first golfer to be featured on the cover of SI in 1955.

39 of 98 John G. Zimmerman/SI

In 1957, Sam Snead lost a three-stroke lead and finished in second place.

40 of 98 John G. Zimmerman/SI

Hogan missed the cut at Augusta for the only time in his career in 1957.

41 of 98 John G. Zimmerman/SI

Palmer birdied the final two holes in 1960 to win his second green jacket.

42 of 98 John G. Zimmerman/SI

In 1960, Palmer won wire-to-wire for only the second time in Masters history.

43 of 98 John G. Zimmerman/SI

An overhead shot of the 18th green in 1960.

44 of 98 John G. Zimmerman/SI

Nicklaus tied for 15th at the 1962 Masters.

45 of 98 Marvin E. Newman/SI

Nicklaus shot rounds of 67, 71, 64 and 69 in 1965.

46 of 98 Neil Leifer/SI

In 1966, Palmer finished two stokes out of a playoff.

47 of 98 Robert Beck/SI

Woods hit a shot off the pine straw on his way to victory in 1997.

48 of 98 John Biever/SI

Faldo put a green jacket on Woods after his 12-shot victory in 1997.

49 of 98 Neil Leifer/SI

Palmer finished five strokes behind 1967 champion Gay Brewer Jr.

50 of 98 Bob Martin/SI

Woods made his Masters debut in 1995 as the reigning U.S. Amateur champ.

51 of 98 Tony Triolo/SI

George Archer won his only major championship at the 1969 Masters.

52 of 98 Neil Leifer/SI

In 1968, Roberto De Vicenzo missed out on a playoff with Bob Goalby when he returned an incorrect scorecard.

53 of 98 Neil Leifer/SI

Nicklaus finished eighth in 1970.

54 of 98 Neil Leifer/SI

Nicklaus was the only player to finish under par when he won his fourth green jacket in 1972.

55 of 98 Neil Leifer/SI

Billy Casper defeated Gene Littler, 69-74, in an 18-hole playoff in 1970.

56 of 98 John D. Hanlon/SI

In 1973, Crenshaw tied for 24th in his second Masters.

57 of 98 Heinz Kluetmeier/SI

Player won his second green jacket at the 1974 Masters.

58 of 98 Neil Leifer/SI

In 1975, Nicklaus shot rounds of 68, 67, 73 and 68.

59 of 98 Neil Leifer/SI

In 1975, Lee Elder became the first African-American to play in the Masters.

60 of 98 Neil Leifer/SI

After opening with rounds of 67 and 69, Nicklaus faded on the weekend and tied for the third at the 1976 Masters.

61 of 98 Jerry Cooke/SI

Player tied for 28th in 1976.

62 of 98 Neil Leifer/SI

Raymond Floyd cruised to his second major title at the 1976 Masters.

63 of 98 Walter Iooss Jr./SI

Tom Watson edged Nicklaus by two strokes.

64 of 98 Walter Iooss Jr./SI

The following year, Watson captured his first of two green jackets.

65 of 98 Walter Iooss Jr./SI

In 1978, Player shot a final-round 64 and came from seven shots back in the final round to win his third Masters title.

66 of 98 Walter Iooss Jr./SI

Player birdied seven of the final 10 holes to win by one.

67 of 98 Walter Iooss Jr./SI

Lee Trevino tied for 14th after a final-round 74 in 1978.

68 of 98 John Iacano/SI

In 1979, Fuzzy Zoeller won the first sudden-death playoff at the Masters. He birdied the second playoff hole (No. 11) to beat Ed Sneed and Watson.

69 of 98 John Iacano/SI

Seve Ballesteros made 23 birdies on his way to winning the 1980 Masters by four shots.

70 of 98 John Iacano/SI

Greg Norman finished fourth at the 1981 Masters.

71 of 98 John Iacano/SI

Craig Stadler blew a six-shot lead on the final nine holes, but he beat Don Pohl on the first playoff hole to win in 1982.

72 of 98 John Iacano/SI

Crenshaw won his first Masters title in 1984. He shot a final-round 68 to beat Watson by two.

73 of 98 John Iacano/SI

Bernhard Langer captured his first green jacket in 1985.

74 of 98 Michael O'Bryon/SI

In 1986, Nicklaus won his 18th-career major title.

75 of 98 John Iacano/SI

Watson tied for sixth in 1986.

76 of 98 John Iacano/SI

Woosnam helped Fred Couples into his green jacket in 1992. For the win, Couples earned $270,000.

77 of 98 John Iacano/SI

Couples made eight pars and one birdie on the back nine on Sunday to hold off Floyd.

78 of 98 John Iacano/SI

Couples landed on the cover of Sports Illustrated after his Masters victory in ’92. It’s the only major title of his career.

79 of 98 John Iacano/SI

Ballesteros finished two strokes out of a playoff in 1989.

80 of 98 John Iacano/SI

In 1993, Langer couldn't coax in this putt on 18, but later in the week he’d close out his second Masters title by four shots over Chip Beck.

81 of 98 John Iacano/SI

In 1994, Jose Maria Olazabal joined Ballesteros as the only Spaniards to win the Masters.

82 of 98 Bob Martin/SI

A view of the par-3 16th at the 1995 Masters.

83 of 98 John Iacano/SI

Palmer still had his army following along in 1995.

84 of 98 Bob Martin/SI

Mickelson finished T6 in his sixth start at the 1999 Masters.

85 of 98 Bob Martin/SI

Nicklaus made the cut at the Masters for the final time in 2000.

86 of 98 John Biever/SI

Patrons watched the action at the par-5 15th during the 2000 Masters.

87 of 98 John Biever/SI

1998 Masters champion Mark O'Meara had some trouble getting out of a bunker during the 2000 tournament.

88 of 98 John Biever/SI

Vijay Singh greeted his son just of the 18th green after winning in 2000.

89 of 98 Robert Beck/SI

Mickelson finished third in 2001. It was the third of eight consecutive Masters top 10s by Lefty.

90 of 98 Al Tielemans/SI

Mike Weir became the first major champion from Canada, and the first left-handed player to win the Masters, in 2003.

91 of 98 Al Tielemans/SI

Zach Johnson's final score of 289 in 2007 tied the highest winning total ever at the Masters.

92 of 98 Robert Beck/SI

Despite a final-round 75, Trevor Immelman won the 2008 Masters by three strokes over Woods.

93 of 98 Fred Vuich/SI

Immelman joined fellow South African Player as Masters champions.

94 of 98 Robert Beck/SI

Mickelson finished fifth at the 2008 Masters. Mickelson has finished in the top 10 at the Masters 14 times.

95 of 98 Fred Vuich/SI

Angel Cabrera became the first Masters champion from South America when he won in a playoff in 2009.

96 of 98 John Biever/SI

Mickelson's purple shirt matched the azaleas on the 13th hole during the first round of the 2011 Masters.

97 of 98 Fred Vuich/SI

Mowers worked before dawn at Augusta National Golf Club during the 2012 Masters.

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Sergio Garcia rolls in an eagle putt on the 15th hole during the final round of the 2017 Masters. Sergio went on to beat Justin Rose in a playoff.